Excellence God's Way
by Rick Boxx
April 23, 2010
A Wall Street Journal article stated that when there's an obvious superstar in a competition, the rest of the competitors will do worse than normal. Jennifer Brown's research on golf found this particularly true.
Ms. Brown, an applied macroeconomist, discovered when Tiger Woods competed, the rest of the players played significantly worse than usual. They had a tendency to give up striving for first. She also discovered this to be true in many other competitions, including in Corporate America.
When we compare ourselves to others, our results can be self-limiting. Colossians 3:23 teaches, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."
If we focus our efforts on pleasing God and His standards, rather than on the superstar in our midst, we will reveal true excellence.
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